The PGCE (without QTS) at Anglia Ruskin University will support you to develop into the best teacher you can. Through outstanding support from our experienced course team, alongside highly interactive and engaging face-to-face and online teaching, you’ll be given a wealth of opportunities to develop as a reflective and confident teacher ready for the twenty-first century.
Whether you are completing Initial Teacher Training (ITT) or are an Early Career Teacher, this course will take you on a journey of self-reflection and critical exploration of current educational issues, modelling best practice to strengthen your own professional teaching skills. You’ll enjoy highly interactive and engaging face-to-face and online teaching and be fully supported by a range of experts in primary and secondary teaching to equip you with the knowledge and skills to achieve your professional goals. You’ll begin to establish a professional network by working alongside other like-minded teachers on the course, and establish a secure foundation upon which to build a highly successful career ahead in education.
Careers in primary and secondary education can be immensely rewarding, with wide-ranging opportunities. This course allows you to consider the direction of your own career, supporting you to set yourself professional goals and giving you the knowledge and skills to achieve them. In schools, you might work to establish yourself as a highly skilled classroom teacher before progressing to year-group or phase leadership, then to assistant and deputy headship, for example. Alternatively, you might develop expertise in teaching a curriculum subject area, or specialise in supporting children with Special Educational Needs or challenging more able learners. Our course helps you to frame your own professional pathway and consider further postgraduate study to support this; for example, you could continue to study towards a full Master’s degree utilising credit gained on this course, or even undertake a professional doctorate in education. The possibilities are endless!
We use several ways for you to demonstrate your learning from the modules, and to make sure you are developing the knowledge and skills to complete the course. These include completing a patch-work text (where you’ll reflect on and write shorter pieces about professional experiences over time), presentations, and an enquiry-based project linked to your own professional setting. We utilise both face-to-face and digital forms of assessment, and support you to use your work as evidence towards either your teacher training or CPD in schools.
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
You can pay your fees upfront, in full or in instalments – though you won't need to pay until you've accepted an offer to study with us.How to pay your fees directly
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Applicants to this course must:
Whether you're studying entirely online or through a blend of face-to-face and online learning in September 2020, you'll need a computer and reliable internet access to successfully engage with your course. Before starting the course, we recommend that you check our technical requirements for online learning.
Due to the national lockdown all universities in England, including ARU, are only able to provide face to face teaching on campus for a limited number of courses. Visit our restrictions page for details.
In response to the COVID-19 global pandemic all our students can choose to either study face to face on campus or online only, and students are able to change their mode of delivery at given dates throughout the trimester.
For on campus teaching, we offer at least 4 hours face to face teaching related contact time per week for our undergraduate full time programmes supported by online learning using our established online learning systems. The number of contact hours vary course by course, and you can contact us for further information. The provision offered is subject to change due to the possibility of further Government restrictions, however the University remains committed to delivering face to face teaching and ensuring a COVID-19 secure environment.
In the event that there are further changes to the current restrictions that are in place within the UK due to the pandemic, we may need to move some courses online only at short notice to remain in line with Government guidelines and ensure the continued safety of our students and staff.
Part-time, work-based postgraduate (2 years)
January, May, September
Full-time, part-time, distance learning postgraduate (1 year (January start), 1 year (September start), 2 years (September start, online only), 2 years (part-time))
Full-time postgraduate (14 months)
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